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I’m delighted to advise that my guest blog went up today over at Love, Romances and More. In it, I talk about the pleasures to be gained from writing to music, so pop over and have a read, and if so inclined, leave a comment.
The STELLA blog tour is still on over at Lara Stauffer’s Ramblings of a Suburban Mom – go and check it out if you haven’t already!
I ended up having the house to myself last night, as Gail and Laura stayed over at a friend’s house after the Leith Carnival. But with the place to myself and boredom already having set in, I didn’t take advantage as I probably should have.
I had to work this morning anyway, signing onto the company network at 7am and then several times afterwards when I was called out. It was a broken sleep that led to me drifting in and out of dreamland until the girls got back at lunchtime. I was in a bad mood as a result (of having to work not them coming home), and it wasn’t until a strong cup of Java and a couple of bacon rolls had been dispensed, that I was able to pull myself out of it.
With sunbathing on the cards for most people today, I decide to stay in and work on my netbook in front of the TV; watching, Only Fools and Horses, of course. If’d sat in my office today I wouldn’t have achieved anything, but such is the freedom of having this netbook meant I could write on the couch, coffee next to me, and the TV on low.
I edited SAMSON THE GREAT almost to completion, and got some good work on BACCARA BURNING done during the course of the day. Very pleased with BACCARA actually because I’m at the join where the story moves from Italy to Scotland and there’s more tension between Randolph and Stella than I thought there was going to be.
I made a nice dinner of chicken tikka masalam with nan bread in the evening, and took my netbook into the kitchen afterwards to write some more.
I received my copy of the Edinburgh Book Festival programme of events yesterday and it looks delicious. I’ve not had a proper chance to digest but after a quick glance, top of my wish list will be Neil Gaiman, Val McDermid, and all the other usual Scottish suspects. I am most delighted to see that William McIlvanney is coming to Edinburgh, which will mean I will finally get to sit down and have that drink with him—or at least have that long-awaited meeting.
Until tomorrow, I hope you all had a spiffing weekend. That’s spiffing, by the way, not spliffing.
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